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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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In the pursuit of wellness: What can we do better moving forward?

In the pursuit of wellness: What can we do better moving forward?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang May 17, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and...

In the pursuit of wellness: Are we making a difference?

In the pursuit of wellness: Are we making a difference?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang March 29, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and community...

In the pursuit of wellness: Whats been done so far?

In the pursuit of wellness: What’s been done so far?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang March 1, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and community...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Finals policies, procedures should not be more lenient

Grace Tramack, Features Editor December 7, 2018

Finals season is, admittedly, most students’ least favorite part of the semester or year. After all, in- formation that was only covered once in August is fair game for test...

Shake Shack finds success after humble beginnings

Shake Shack finds success after humble beginnings

Grace Tramack, Features Editor December 7, 2018

Most well-known for their burgers and, of course, milkshakes, Shake Shack is one of the most popular fast food chains in the United States. However, their burgers have not always been the star...

Girls water polo coach Mark Hernandez leaves position after ten years

Girls water polo coach Mark Hernandez leaves position after ten years

Grace Tramack, Features Editor November 9, 2018

After 10 years with the girls water polo team, head coach Mark Hernandez has stepped down from his coaching position with the conclusion of the season. This choice was a personal decision for...

EDITORIAL: Independence of student press must be upheld, supported by community

EDITORIAL: Independence of student press must be upheld, supported by community

November 9, 2018

To say that the past year has been difficult for the press would be an understatement. In May of this year, Montana House Representative Greg Gianforte made headlines by body-slamming a reporter for “The...

Obsessions over celebrities foster unhealthy standards

Obsessions over celebrities foster unhealthy standards

October 9, 2018

Everyone knows a fangirl or fanboy of a major celeb- rity—in past years, they have come to call themselves “Swifties” or “Beliebers,” creating social media pages to post pictures of and obsess...

Spending time outside will increase happiness

Spending time outside will increase happiness

October 9, 2018

Written by Grace Tramack According to a study by the National Trust, children in 2018 go outside half as much as their parents did as kids. The rise of technology has had a major impact on how people...

Graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Adopting animals benefits both animals and owners

Grace Tramack, Features Editor September 11, 2018

There are 70 million stray animals living in the United States right now—and according to the U.S. Humane Society, a mere six to eight million of them are brought into a shelter every year. These animals...

Graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Morning meals provide essential energy

September 7, 2018

Written by Grace Tramack It can be difficult to find time in the morning to eat breakfast between waking up, changing and rushing off to school. A study by Kellogg’s found that due to lack of time...

Spring athletes strive for wins: boys lacrosse

Spring athletes strive for wins: boys’ lacrosse

gtramack March 30, 2018

Written by Grace Tramack The boys lacrosse team started the spring season with an overall 2-3 record including a win over Saratoga, a team they’ve never beaten before. Despite the early victory...

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